Customs vaguely responds to search/detention over manuscript

Following up on  yesterday’s post NZ Customs accused of abusing powers ahead of Blomfield book launch (it has been confirmed that it was Matt Blomfield and his family who wee detained).

Customs responded via twitter:

I can understand they can’t be specific, but they could give a lot more of a general idea than that. For example, if there had been a ‘tipoff’.


The man at the centre of new book ‘Whale Oil’ was stopped, detained and searched at Auckland Airport by customs.